Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A first date depends on many things, of course, but here's one fun first date that I've had and wouldn't mind repeating - a trip to a carnival or amusement park.
Amusement parks can provide all the elements to really get to know someone. First there's casual walking and browsing through exhibits, shops, entertainment, etc. That's when we could talk and see how much we had in common (although you don't need to be the same to click).
Then we would have lunch - see how daring we are, how we share, how we eat (manners are nice to note), and the level of open-mindedness about little things.
Next, there are the overpriced and ridiculously hard games with silly little prizes. But will you play and try to win something for me - the gesture and act is more worthwhile to experience than the actual victory with a prize. Can we play some games together and have fun trying? And how would you like it if I try to win something too?
Then, the rides. Will you let loose and try or enjoy a few rides? The biggest one is the one you hate - if I like it, how will you react? How do you handle a terrifying roller coaster ride (curses, laughs, cowers, or plunges into it)?
Then, as the date ends, how do we wind down the day and leave the night? What is the conversation like, our tones, the topic, the behavior?
Or we could just "go to Starbucks" like everybody else. LOL.